the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire

June 26th, 2008

Well, actually, it’s all of California.
Oh to wake to find your recently washed car covered in fine grains of ash!

Our local liberal media, SFGate, published a map of the significant fires in California, as identified by the Governator’s office (and actually, that they borrowed from the Govnr’s site). As of this morning, I counted 26 significant fires, and the map is constantly updating. Apparently, we don’t have enough fire fighters to sufficiently man so many fires, so all the talk on the radio over the past week has been about triaging these. Thankfully, we don’t live in a fire prone corridor, but looking at the map, you’d think we were the only ones in the state.

On our drive home from Tahoe, we passed 4 fires. One of them had turned the sky a charred black outlined in firey red – like judgement day – and I kept waiting for the hand of god to emerge through the clouds.